COURTS OF PARIS, NAPLES, ETC. 22g
I am utterly unable to serve Jerningham;
my interference would injure his cause. Perre-
gaux thinks Charretife gave an impression of me
at first as a dangerous man, which my cautious,
exemplary conduct has not been able to do away.
But he and Charretife hate each other; so I do
not give full credit to his suspicion. Barthfelemy
is of very little consequence, and probably not
able to procure my return; indeed, by all accounts,
the whole set are by the ears.
I had a letter yesterday from Lord Malmes-
bury's secretary, who says great attention had
been paid them on the road and at Lille, where
they are lodged at FHotel Bourbon. I know
nothing of the negotiations at Lille, and it would
be impossible to distinguish the truth from the
different reports made me.
August Jth, 1797.
I have just received a letter from Lord
Malmesbury, who makes use of the following re-
markable expressions: " I am sorry we are placed
at such a distance from each other as to make
our meeting for the present very unlikely. I